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Inspired by Nature: Why Cork Fabric Is The Most Sustainable Fiber There Is

Inspired by Nature: Why Cork Fabric Is The Most Sustainable Fiber There Is

If you’ve spent any time in the sustainable fashion space, chances are you’ve noticed several different materials that are commonly used. Organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo are a few that I’ve seen used quite a bit. Today I’m going to share about a less commonly used fiber, cork fabric.

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ARSON FIRE DESTROYS LIVELIHOODS OF PORTLAND GARMENT FACTORY

ARSON FIRE DESTROYS LIVELIHOODS OF PORTLAND GARMENT FACTORY

We are heartbroken to announce that our partner Portland Garment Factory (PGF) was burnt to the ground early last week and declared a total loss.  On Monday morning April 19, Britt Howard, owner of PGF was notified by authorities that her building was in flames. Investigators ruled it an arson fire that was set in a dumpster beside the building by an unidentified suspect. The factory was the workplace of 15 exceptional women who had lost their machines and computers - along with our materials and finished products. Thankfully the Portland community has been tremendously supportive, and we are carrying the...

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The Power of Women

The Power of Women

More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women. We are proud to announce that Carry Courage has been accepted into the The Female Founder Collective! Founded by designer Rebecca Minkoff, the FFC is a network of female owned companies empowering women to positively impact their communities. Womens' leadership and employment translate into 9 million jobs. As a female founded business, one of our missions is to inspire other women to not only dream big dreams, but act on them. Carry Courage wouldn't be here today if we hadn't mustered up the courage to face the unknown. Womens' purchasing decisions translate into...

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Have Clothes, Will Travel

Have Clothes, Will Travel

Click here to read an honest review of Carry Courage - sustainable travel bags & luggage tags. https://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/carry-courage/

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Sallie Tomato Faux Leather Tour

Sallie Tomato Faux Leather Tour

It's not often that my loves of earth-friendly materials and sewing come together in harmony. But when I was asked to try out some new faux leather for one of my favorite companies, I was intrigued. I've been using Sallie Tomato bag hardware and metal zippers by the yard for a few years now. When I started Carry Courage I was concerned with finding low-priced materials to keep the cost of my bags at an affordable price. But I found that replacing broken hardware and stuck zippers for paying customers wasn't the way to portray the quality I was going...

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